Farmers’ Protest: 9 Delhi Metro Station Gates Are Shut

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Farmers’ protest: As per Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), on Tuesday morning, 9 gates at Delhi Metro stations were closed as a result of the farmers’ march to the nation’s capital. On the police’s orders, security measures resulted in the gates being closed.

Following a post on X, the Delhi Metro informed travellers that some gates might be closed due to security restrictions. Due to the farmers’ protest, central Delhi has been put under heavy security monitoring, with officers strategically stationed in anti-riot gear and metal and concrete barricades obstructing entrance to multiple major routes, making life tough for commuters.

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List of metro stations with one or more gates closed in response to farmers’ protest

  1. Central Secretariat
  2. Rajiv Chowk
  3. Udyog Bhawan
  4. Patel Chowk
  5. Mandi House
  6. Barakhamba Road
  7. Janpath
  8. Khan Market
  9. Lok Kalyan Marg

In addition to multi-layered barricading, a vast deployment of police and paramilitary forces is in place to close the national capital borders at Singhu, Tikri, and Ghazipur to stop the protesting farmers from marching into the city.

Severe traffic congestion in and around Delhi

The national capital borders at Singhu, Tikri, and Ghazipur are secured by a large-scale deployment of police and paramilitary forces in addition to multi-layered barricading.

As police erected several layers of barricades on the borders with Singhu, Tikri, and Ghazipur during the farmers’ march to the nation’s capital on Tuesday morning, traffic in Delhi-NCR moved slowly.

As per ANI, Delhi was built like a fort to keep farmers out, and commuters had a horrible time navigating traffic jams.

In response to the “Delhi Chalo” march, the police have increased security at the city’s borders using walls made of containers, concrete blocks, iron nails, and multiple layers of barricades.

Police use tear gas on protesting farmers, detaining some who are agitating towards Delhi.

The non-political Samyukta Kisan Morcha and the Kisan Mazdoor Morcha are set to send more than 200 farmer unions to Delhi in an effort to force the Centre to accede to their demands—among them the enactment of laws guaranteeing a minimum support price (MSP) for crops. Since 7 a.m., there has been bumper-to-bumper traffic on the borders of Ghazipur, Singhu, and Tikri. Notably, in the nation’s capital, the police have also built temporary jails (with contributions from the agency).

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